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Being Seen, Heard, & Supported as a Black student at WSU

Being Seen, Heard, & Supported as a Black student at WSU

As a first-generation college student, I was nervous about what was ahead of me when starting at Winona State University. Nevertheless, I was excited about what was in store. After getting on campus, I was faced with a new world of situations, people, and...

How to Accept Student Loans

How to Accept Student Loans

Student loans one of the many ways students pay for college. It's a reasonable option for many people, and loans were certainly the way I was able to get my college degree. But you need to know what you are getting into, which is why there is a process for accepting...

Pro Tips on Applying for Scholarships

Pro Tips on Applying for Scholarships

If you search online for ideas on how to pay for college, you'll find plenty of articles telling you to apply for scholarships. This is absolutely great advice-- and WSU offers tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year-- but it can be overwhelming to know...

Winter Emergency Kit

Winter Emergency Kit

Tis’ the season for a Minnesota winter! With cold and snowy days here, it’s best to be prepared for worst case scenarios. Here are 10 emergency kit items to have in your vehicle. This is a necessity! When driving, visibility is key and having a sufficient ice scraper...

What You Need to Know About Work Study

What You Need to Know About Work Study

If you've looked at your financial aid award letter and have seen 'work study' on there, that's great news! Work study is a financial-aid based program that provides an opportunity for students who have qualified to work special access jobs on campus. Here are 5...

Leaving For Winter Break

Leaving For Winter Break

Heading home for winter break? Here are 5 things to think about:Make a list of essential items you will need while you are home. The semester break is also a great time to take some stuff home that may be cluttering your room.Now that you have been on your own for a...

Top 5 Reasons to Enroll in Winter Session

Top 5 Reasons to Enroll in Winter Session

Have you ever thought about taking winter classes over the long break to catch up, keep up or get ahead? Last year, WSU offered a mini term between the fall and spring semesters. This session was called J-term (which stood for “January Term”), and faculty across many...

Planning Homecoming: A student perspective

Planning Homecoming: A student perspective

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for the 2021 Homecoming CELEBRATION!  As the leaves start to change color, the WSU campus is buzzing with excitement for the return of our home sweet homecoming.      And I couldn’t be more ecstatic for it.   Due to COVID-19,...

Prepping for Study Abroad: 5 Things to Do Now

Prepping for Study Abroad: 5 Things to Do Now

Taken by Shannon Brown in 2018 near the Amazon Rainforest Studying abroad is something students come to Winona State for, but COVID-19 has kind of put a wrench in things. Don’t stress! We’ve got you covered with what you can do right now to get your ducks in a row....

Coping with Homesickness

Coping with Homesickness

Homesickness is a common and normal part of moving away from home, but it can seem difficult to deal with at times. It can be frustrating to deal with at times. The good news is you can work through it a bit easier when you use resources that are on and off-campus. To...

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